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posted by taizou @ 2012-12-21 13:35:23 Dumps

Well the world hasn't ended yet, so how about an extra game? I figured out how to get this one working right in the middle of Sintaxmas, but it kinda sucks so I was going to save it for later. But for the apocalypse, why not?

It's called San Guo Wu Shang 5 (叁國無雙5) on the cart and, amazingly, "Bynasty Warriors Advance 5" on the title screen, but it's based on the engine from Sintax's port(?) of Dragonball: Advance Adventure, right down to the status bar still saying "Gokou". I blogged about it here a while back. (oh and don't be fooled by the GBA size cart, it's GBC through and through)

raw: San Guo Wu Shang 5 (Bynasty Warriors Advance 5) (Unlicensed) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: San Guo Wu Shang 5 (Bynasty Warriors Advance 5) (Unlicensed) [Fixed].zip



1posted by taizou @ 2012-12-21 13:39:28

also, leftover stuff fans: the header says Digimon, there are references to Sonic right at the start of the ROM, and Rockman graphics towards the end.

2posted by moeny114 @ 2012-12-21 13:50:19

Cart's name is San Guo Wu Shang 5 叁國無雙5, "三" capital is "叁".

3posted by RobGBA @ 2012-12-21 14:02:53

taizou: Heh, same with most of the later Sintax games.

4posted by taizou @ 2012-12-21 14:05:07

moeny114 - whoops, thanks for the correction! i'll fix that.

5posted by codeman38 @ 2012-12-21 22:55:51

Not just the ROM header that mentions Sonic-- there are some tiles at 0x448AD which also depict a certain hedgehog and his vulpine companion.

There's another set of tiles just before that one that appears to be from Sintax's entry in the Zook Hero franchise.

6posted by codeman38 @ 2012-12-31 17:40:11

I *knew* I'd seen a Sky League thread a while back showing a GBC port of Dragonball Advanced Adventure, and I finally managed to find it again. Behold:

(search on the page for "龙珠大冒险")

Even the layout of the intro sequence looks identical, except for the actual characters.

10posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-12-25 16:29:05

SkyLeague is selling the GBC cart of it -- http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=18493113543

11posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-12-25 16:38:18

From the same SkyLeague, Dragon Ball Advance Adventure: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17639140965